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50 years ago today: electricity in the crowd, power in the moment

NCPR GM Ellen Rocco was one of the estimated 250,000 people crowding the space between the Washington Monument and The Lincoln Memorial 50 years ago today.

She was far back in the crowd. There were no Jumbotrons; there was no live tweeting. She could see just tiny figures at the podium. But there were loudspeakers for the speeches, and there was lots of music and singing. And there was, she tells Martha Foley, electricity in the crowd, and lasting power in the moment.  Go to full article

SLU plans teach-in marking MLK Day

The spring semester starts Monday on many college campuses across the region. It's also Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a national holiday. Across the country, millions will honor King's legacy by taking part in a variety of community service projects and remembrances. St. Lawrence University will hold a day-long "teach-in" that will include music, films, lectures and a special evening service in the chapel. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

Commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr.

Voices from the Martin Luther King Jr. service at St. Lawrence University last night. SLU Associate Professor of English Margaret Kent Bass reads from King's "Letter From a Birmingham Jail," Multicultural Affairs Director Rance Davis offers his reflections on King’s legacy, and student Maia Jackson reads a poem she wrote.  Go to full article

Honoring the Life and Work of Martin Luther King at St. Lawrence University

On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence University Chaplain Kathleen Buckley and Rance Davis with the SLU Multicultural Affairs office.  Go to full article

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